So, God has blessed us with another miracle---our little baby boy, Marshall Patrick! He is just really stinkin' cute---with his super chubby cheeks!
We headed to the hospital on Wednesday morning at about 5:30 am. The induction process started at about 7am...and I was a little more nervous this time about the induction---I think just because I knew how fast and strong the contractions would come on. Well...it was not as bad as I anticipated...and I made it about 4 hours on my own, and then had an epidural. Even though, that itself was quite painful---the result afterwards was TOTALLY worth it! I mean--I give props to every woman out there who can do this labor process a'natural....but once the epidural was in---I was so relaxed and pretty pain free...and before I knew it, ready to push!!! I was a little nervous that the epidural would slow things down or make it hard for me to push---but that was not the case--in total I was in labor about 8 hours and pushed little Marshall out in 10 minutes (which as my goal!) So he entered the world at 2:59pm on October 26th...weighing 9 pounds and 19 inches long.
So this time around things have been a little different. It seems that both Aaron and I are a little more relaxed and well Luthern General has been wonderful! They have been so supportive and waited on us hand and foot---as excited as I am to go home---I am going to miss my on call nurse and room service! Since Marshall is a bigger baby than Brayden is, I think that we feel a little more comfortable holding and moving him around too. I also have been able to nurse him this time, which Brayden and I could never get the hang of. By no means, it is an easy process, but Marshall and I are working together as a great team and we are doing our best :) and things seem to be going pretty well
And for Big Brother Brayden....he could seriously not have been any more excited yesterday when he got here. Right away he hopped up in bed (even though Marshall was testing out his lung strength---which let's just say, I think he has Brayden beat for decibels of screaming) and said BABY and gave him kisses. I was so happy to see Brayden---I have really missed him the last 2 days---but I am also enjoying my time getting to know our new baby. Marshall gave Brayden some John Deere tractors so he was thrilled...and Brayden gave Marshall a little prayer book (so he would have his own just like Brayden). I think from the pictures you will be able to see his excitement in meeting the baby. We have given both Marshall and Brayden the best gift ever---the special bond that brothers share. I am so excited for the two of them to get to know each other and watch them grow (but not too fast)! And of course, no "Birth" day celebration would be complete without cake...
Oh...and as far as the 2 boys looking similar here are their pictures....Marshall and then Brayden...I see some similarities....but I think Marshall looks a little more like me :) (probably those cheeks)
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